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Moore sets Boise State record as Broncos roll over Fresno State

Nov 20, 2010 - 7:34 AM Boise, ID (Sports Network) - Kellen Moore threw for 333 yards and four touchdowns to become Boise State's all-time passing yardage leader and led the third-ranked Broncos to a 51-0 rout of Fresno State.

The game was expected to be a stern test for Boise State, which entered the contest with an average margin of victory of 34.8 points. The Broncos (10-0, 6-0 WAC) had a rough start, but recovered to post their third shutout of the season and extend the nation's longest winning streak to 24 games.

Moore, who completed 27-of-38 throws, needed just 210 yards to pass Ryan Dinwiddie as the school's all-time leader, and did so with ease. Dinwiddie recorded 9,819 yards from 2000-03 for Boise State.

Moore was not the only Boise State player to set a record Friday, as receiver Titus Young became the team's all-time leader in receiving yards. The senior needed 80 to pass Ryan Ikebe (2,751), and finished with 164 yards and two touchdowns on eight receptions.

Fresno State (6-4, 4-3) was coming off a one-point loss to 19th-ranked Nevada, but struggled mightily against the Broncos. Quarterback Ryan Colburn completed just 6-of-23 passes for 76 yards, with two interceptions, while Robbie Rouse ran for 70 yards on 17 carries.

"I told the kids I was proud of their effort. We just got out-manned tonight, big-time," said Fresno State head coach Pat Hill. "Maybe if the two times we were in scoring position, make it a game, give us some confidence. We never did anything to give us a jolt, give us a jump."

Despite the end result, the Bulldogs hung around early thanks to Boise State's turnovers. Phillip Thomas intercepted Moore on the Broncos' first possession, and Moore fumbled the ball away on the first play of Boise State's next touch.

But the Broncos defense forced a Fresno State punt, and Boise State got on the board with a 20-yard field goal from Kyle Brotzman with 53 seconds left in the first quarter.

"It was a different start than we've had all year, as far as not getting out to such a quick lead," said Moore. "But we know there are different games and different circumstances that will happen throughout the season. We were prepared for a tough opponent and we knew it was going to be a four-quarter battle."

The second quarter was more prosperous for the Broncos, who got the ball at their on 12-yard line in the opening minute. Boise State began driving, and Moore converted a 3rd-and-9 in Fresno State territory with a 13-yard pass to Austin Pettis.

Doug Martin's one-yard run across the goal line capped the 11-play drive to make it a 10-0 game.

The Broncos needed just two plays to score on their next possession. Moore hit Young for gains of 13 and 42 yards to push the advantage to 17-0 with 6:15 left in the half.

Brotzman connected on a 20-yarder with time expiring in the quarter, then drilled a 50-yard try on the opening drive of the third, making it a 23-0 game.

George Iloka's interception of Colburn led to Moore's 15-yard scoring strike to Pettis, and Moore found Pettis for another touchdown with two seconds left in the quarter. The six-yard play pushed Boise State's lead to 37 as the game turned into a blowout.

The Broncos' defense was dominant, limiting Fresno State to nine first downs and 125 yards. That resulted in a massive 36:29 time of possession for the Boise State offense, which continued to add points in the fourth.

Moore connected with Young on a 28-yard touchdown with 12:29 to go, and Jarvis Hodge's four-yard run with five minutes left completed the scoring.

Game Notes

Boise State has won nine of the last 10 games against Fresno State...The Broncos totaled 516 yards. Martin had a team-high 72 on the ground...Pettis finished with 10 catches for 93 yards...Boise State punted only once...The Broncos play at Nevada next Friday.